Classes & Support

Baby Care Basics

This class is designed to give you a complete head-to-toe look at how to care for your newborn. Topics include bathing, diapering, safety, infant stimulation and much, much more. It’s recommended that you take this class at the beginning of your third trimester.  Please call 734-647-7888 for registration.

Locations and times for Baby Care Basics:

Brighton Health Center - One Saturday every other month, 10am to noon.

East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center - Third Saturday of the month, 10am to noon.

Canton Health Center - One evening per month, 6 to 8p.m.


Realities of Parenthood

Becoming a parent is a wonderful, exiting, and beautiful thing! The reality is that having a baby is also stressful,confusing, and exhausting. A baby changes everything! Learn how to keep your relationship strong, how to take care of yourself, handle the stress that a baby brings, how to build support, and much more.

To register contact the Health Education Resource Center at 734-647-7888.


Safe Sitter

Recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics and taught by Registered Nurses of the University of Michigan Health System. Safe Sitter students will learn babysitting ethics, how to care for children (age appropriate play, feeding, holding an infant, etc.), injury prevention, basic first aid, and how to care for a choking infant or child.

Time: TBA

Breastfeeding Moms: Meet Other Breastfeeding Moms and Babies

This session is offered as part of the "Mindful Moms" mommy group. 

Time: First Wednesday of each month, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

  • Are you craving adult conversation?
  • Are you new to the area and want to meet other moms?
  • Do you have questions about breastfeeding?
  • Are you an expectant mom planning to breastfeed?
  • Are you having a great breastfeeding experience and want to support other moms?

Research shows that peer support increases breastfeeding rates and duration. Come join us in a relaxed and comfortable conversation about breastfeeding facilitated by lactation specialists from U-M Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital! Briarwood Center for Women, Children and Young Adults 400 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Suite B Ann Arbor, MI  48108

For more information, call 734-232-2600

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

Families meet with our lactation consultant for a 1 ½ hours class.  The consultant will discuss:

  • Breastfeeding Basics
  • Hands on techniques for good positioning and holding infant.
  • Discuss various breastfeeding pumps and supplies.


$20.00.  Cash and checks are accepted.  Scholarships are available.


Briarwood Center for Women, Children and Young Adults
400 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Building 2, Suite B
Ann Arbor, MI  48108

For more information on upcoming class dates and times, or to register, call 734-232-2600.

Mindful Moms

New Mom? Expecting a baby? 

Free mommy group where you can make friends with other moms and moms-to-be and build skills at the same time. Topics include swaddling and soothing tips, self-care and mood booster strategies. Breastfeeding support and lactation consultant available on the 1st Wednesday of each month.

Free, open to the public, and drop ins and babies are welcome.

Date/Time: Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Location: Briarwood Center for Women, Children and Young Adults - 400 East Eisenhower Parkway, Building 2, Suite B

For more information call 734-232-2600 or register by emailing